In The Cruise of the Arctic Star, Scott O'Dell takes a voyage up the length of the California coast in his cedar-hulled offshore cruiser named Arctic Star. With his wife Elizabeth along as skilled navigator and cook.
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Start by marking The Cruise of the Arctic Star as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. In the course of this highly unusual voyage up the length of the California coast, made by Scott O'Dell, his wife Elizabeth, and two men, there are tense moments, moments of quiet beauty, boyhood reminiscences, and the excitement of deep-sea fishing. Always, underneath, run the nagging doubts about Rod, young, flippant, stalked by disaster, who is captain for the cruise.
Scott O'Dell (May 23, 1898 – October 15, 1989) was an American author of 26 novels for young people, along with three novels for adults and four nonfiction books. He wrote historical fiction, primarily, including several children's novels about historical California and Mexico.
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In The Cruise of the Arctic Star, Scott O'Dell takes a voyage up the length of the California coast in his cedar-hulled offshore cruiser named Arctic Star. With his wife Elizabeth along as skilled navigator and cook, a friend Del as cohort and deckhand, and an unpredictable hired hand named Rodney Lambert, the crew journeys up the coast and experiences first hand the delights and drama of life at sea along this beautiful shoreline.
The Cruise of the Arctic Star. Island of the Blue Dolphins. The Treasure of Topo-El-Bampo. The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day. 1. AFTER ONE of the big storms that come in from the islands, our shore is covered with small clams. The clams are no larger than the end of your finger and the wind spread them out on the beach so thick it's hard to walk. The clams are blue and when you look either way, up or down the beach, all you can see for leagues are these tiny blue clams.
by Scott O'Dell (Author), Rea C Berg (Preface)
by Scott O'Dell (Author), Rea C Berg (Preface). I read this book aloud to my children, ages 9 and 6. In the novel, the author, Scott O'Dell (author of Island of the Blue Dolphins and other works) travels up the coast of California in his own boat, with his wife as navigator, and a friend and one hired person as crew. Each chapter talks a little bit about the author's boat travels (including lots of boating/ship terms and references) alternating with O'Dell's musings about the history, geography or flora/fauna of the California coast.
Scott O'Dell, beloved children's author, and his wife Elizabeth decided to take a sailing voyage up the length of the California coast in the Arctic Star. 203 indexed pages, softcover. Cruise of the Arctic Star (9781893103252) by Scott O'Dell.